If you are a cigarette smoker, one of the most important things you can do to improve and protect the health of your lungs and respiratory system as well as to prolong your life, is to quit smoking. For many people, especially those who have smoked for several years, stopping can be difficult. However, with the right expertise, tools, and support, every year numerous people can kick the habit, permanently. The great news is, the health of your lungs and respiratory organs begins to improve within just a few hours after quitting smoking and continues for years after you’ve stopped. Riverside University Physicians is pleased to provide our community with tools, resources, and expertise to help them quit smoking. With pulmonary physician specialists and other support staff members, our patients won’t take their journey to better lung and overall health alone.